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# 215504 30-Jun-2017 09:30
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I would like to be able to enable incoming call barring.

My phone, a Skinny ZTE has the option under call settings to do so, but first obstacle it asks for pin, well no idea what that would be by default on a new phone, but if I try 0000 or 1234 it's response is "unexpected response from network".

I tried to look on Google about this and only thing I could find is that call barring is done on network side?

How do I figure out the password, and how do I go about enabling call barring do I can use that setting on the phone to turn it on and off as required?

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  # 1809440 30-Jun-2017 10:23
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Have you tried your skinny account pin?

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  # 1809508 30-Jun-2017 12:12
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Just tried that now and still same message.


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  # 1811092 3-Jul-2017 16:39
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Can you tell me your phone model number please (from > Settings > About phone > Model Number)


Update: I've just had a response from the network team who tell me that this isn't supported from the device, so even if we could verify the password it won't work.  Sorry.



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  # 1811117 3-Jul-2017 17:17
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The response about is not really correct, The answer should be the call feature is not enabled / provisioned
in the HLR on the MSISDN


Edit: It's a network feature not handset

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  # 1811119 3-Jul-2017 17:19
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What are you trying to achieve? Can a call blocker app do what you need?



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  # 1811188 3-Jul-2017 18:32
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Thanks for your replies.

I just saw it on my phone under call settings and thought it would be good if I could bar incoming calls by simply flicking the setting across. Oh well.

What I was trying to achieve is some days I'm really busy and people don't respect this, and ring and ring all day. Usually I deal with this by putting phone in flight mode - but of course this prevents me from using data or SMS. So barring all incoming calls for the day would be great but not after a permanent bar, or directed at any particular caller, simply would be good some days to be able to have nobody ring me for the day without sacrificing my own ability to use my phone.

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  # 1811189 3-Jul-2017 18:40
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Incoming call bar would bar incomg SMS as well as this is technically a call



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  # 1811239 3-Jul-2017 19:33
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Why not divert your calls to VM?


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